US Marine Corps


Harold E. Loy

February 5, 1931 ~ December 12, 2018 (age 87)

Harold E. Loy, 87, of Arcola, IL passed away at 6:18 A.M. on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Carriage Crossing in Arcola, IL.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Friday, December 14, 2018 at the Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola with a Rosary at 6:45 P.M.  Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola.  Father Angel Siera will officiate.  Burial with Military Rites will be in the Arcola Cemetery.

Harold was born on February 5, 1931 in Portland, IN.  He was a son of Walter D. and Florentine (Miller) Loy Sr.   He married JoAnne Giblin on July 28, 2007 in Arcola, IL.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnne Loy of Arcola, IL; three sons, Stephen Loy of Huntington, IN, Mark Loy of Tampa, FL and Robert Loy of Tampa, FL; two daughters, Debbie Gutwein of Lafayette, IN and Kandice Norrell and her husband Tim of North Port, FL; three grandchildren, Adam Gutwein of Hudson, FL Ashley Green and her husband Matthew of Lafayette, IN, Ian Loy of Tampa, FL and Ethan Loy of Huntington, IN; two great-grandchildren, Adeline and Everett Green; one step-daughter, Vanessa Swanson and her husband Gregory of Debary, FL; and one brother-in-law, Arthur Garringer of Indianapolis, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Walter D. Loy Jr.; three sister, Evelyn Loy, Esther Whitacre and Edna Garringer; and two step-sons, Donald Kiser and Larry Kiser.

Harold was a Marine Veteran of the Korean War.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Harold was Chief Deputy in Jay County, IN from 1963 to 1971.  In 1971 he became the Sheriff of Jay County Indiana until 1975.  When Harold moved to Arcola, in 1976, he became the Plant Superintendent at the Thomas Monahan Company until he retired in 1992.  After retirement, Harold started a lawn care business mowing and maintaining over 18 yards around Arcola.

Harold was always proud to have served in the Marines and he would always help a friend who was in need.

Memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

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